Archive for April, 2009

April 28, 2009 – hot sailfish bite rumors

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

I talked to a couple guys tonight that told me the sailfish bite was off the hook in front of Los Suenos.  The bite was 30 plus miles to west with guys getting a chance at 30-50 sailfish per day. 

April 28, 2009

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009


The fishing the past couple weeks on the central Pacific has been a little above the average for late April. 

Captain Bill reports some big marlin, some sailfish and some nice mahi mahi lately.

Captain Jeremy went out to the corner last Friday and went 6 for 11 on sailfish.  Captain Jeremy went out on the big boat a couple days later and released 5 sailfish and a nice marlin.

The guys in Quepos have been catching some sailfish, mahi mahi and a few marlin.  The run to the bite has been 35-45 miles offshore so you need a full day and a fast boat to get to the bite.

The above photo was sent by the guys on the Frenzy in Quepos…a very cool sailfish photo.

April 27, 2009

Monday, April 27th, 2009


I want to apologize for the lack of reports this month.  I have spent most of the past 6 weeks back home in Omaha, Nebraska with my family.  My Mom has been fighting cancer for 8 years and her fight ended on Friday night very peacefully in her sleep.  I want to thank everyone that sent emails and called with prayers and support.

My Mom raised 5 kids, took care of my Dad and worked full time as a nurse for as long as I can remember.  Even after being diagnosed with cancer and even when she going through chemotherapy she continued to do volunteer work at the local hospitals.  She never complained, she never gave up and she never ask “why me”.  She carried on with dignity and grace just as she did her entire life.

I think the true measure of good life is how many people you have helped along the way.  Hundreds and hundreds of people continue to offer prayers and support to our family and are truley thankful for the impact my Mom had on their lives.  Mom was a great role model in life and in her death.

There will never be a street named after her and there won’t be a big story in the newspaper about her but to the people that knew her she was a true hero in every sense of the word.

Thanks again.

April 12, 2009

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

I’ve had a couple groups out the past few days and they have had some good fishing.

The Omar group fished with Brandon one day and caught a bunch of grouper and snapper and then the next day they went out with James and caught 11 sailfish and a couple mahi mahi.

The Percy group did a tarpon day trip with Eddie in Tortuguero and released 7 tarpon.

April 9, 2009 – average bite out of Los Suenos

Friday, April 10th, 2009


Sorry for the lack of fishing reports this week but I have been in the states visiting my family.

The fishing in Costa Rica the past week has been about average for this time of year.  Most of the boats going offshore are reporting some green water in all our hot spots but they are still catching a handful of sailfish and mahi mahi.  There hasn’t been many marlin caught but they are still around.   The bottom fishing has been steady 5-15 miles out with good numbers of grouper and snapper being caught.   

Captain James took a bachelor party offshore and caught a few sailfish and a 400 plus pound marlin.  The best man caught the big one and everyone was happy.  The photo above is a nice grouper Captain James caught recently doing some bottom fishing not far from the Los Suenos marina.

Captain Brandon took a couple guys and their kids out for some bottom fishing and caught 15-20 grouper and snapper 5 – 15 miles offshore.

April 1, 2009 – sailfish and mahi mahi bite average to good

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

The fishing in Costa Rica out of the Los Suenos resort has been about average the past week.  The boats going 20-35 miles out have been averaging 4-10 sailfish per day plus a mahi mahi or 2 for the grill.   I have heard rumors that the guys going 50 plus miles are crushing it with 20 plus bites a day.

This has a been a strange year for fishing…it seems like everything is about a month behind.  Most guys I talk with expect April to be a very good sailfish month out of the Los Suenos resort with lots of double digit sailfish days.